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									                            Short Session Provides Long List of
                            Accomplishments for Business Community
                            By Kevin Brinegar, President, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
                             With numerous victories scored for the     pro-job and pro-business legislation? Was your legislator
                             business community, the 2006 legislative   part of the solution or part of the problem? The answers are
                             session proved to be one of the most       in this publication.
                             productive in recent memory. Short               Legislative Vote Analysis is the most complete and definitive
                             in name only, this session began with      publication of a legislator’s voting record on business issues.
    a long list of important issues to address and finished with        The following pages describe the bills most important to the
    significant accomplishments in economic development, tax            business community from the 2006 General Assembly, the
    relief, health care policy, workplace safety, local government      Chamber’s position on each bill and a table displaying how
    efficiency, education and the environment.                          each legislator voted on these bills.
         In an aggressive agenda laid out by Gov. Mitch Daniels and           Please take a few minutes to review the voting records
    House and Senate legislative leaders, the Indiana Chamber           of the legislators representing you at the Statehouse. There
    and its many pro-business allies were able to pass several          are two vote scores listed for each legislator. The first vote
    historic pro-economic growth measures. Highlights include the       score represents the 2006 pro-business voting percentage,
    Major Moves transportation and job creation plan, substantial       while the second represents a two-year aggregate voting
    telecommunications reform, plus a tool to enable local government   percentage.
    consolidation that will better utilize taxpayer dollars.                  Legislators who have a vote score of 70% or greater are
         Often as important as passing pro-business policies is the     deemed supportive of the business agenda by the Indiana
    prevention of legislation negative to the business community,       Chamber’s political action committee, Indiana Business for
    such as requiring health care payments under an assignment of       Responsive Government (IBRG). If you are unsure who your
    benefits, delaying the implementation of annual adjustments         state representative or state senator is, an index of all state
    to real property assessments, or allowing employees to bring        legislators, by county, can be found in the back of this publication,
    firearms into the workplace.                                        or you can go to the “Grassroots” section of the Chamber’s
         If the Indiana business community wants to continue to see     web site at www.indianachamber.com/grassroots and enter
    new reforms and continued advancements in the business climate      your ZIP code to find your legislator.
    while preventing intrusive regulations from halting job creation          Thanks to a large number of local chambers of commerce,
    efforts, we must join together to support pro-business candidates   tens of thousands of businesspersons and the media, the
    in this November’s election. Supporting pro-business candidates     Legislative Vote Analysis is the Indiana Chamber’s most widely
    who support the legislative agenda of the business community        disseminated publication. Please pass it along so other
    is the best way to keep Indiana moving forward.                     businesspeople can be better informed. For additional
         Many legislators deserve our recognition and appreciation      copies, please call (317) 264-6888 in the Indianapolis area or
    for their tireless efforts to improve Indiana’s business and        toll free at (877) 664-6888.
    economic climate. Did your legislator vote for pro-economy,



    Developing the Business Agenda
         The Indiana Chamber provides more information on important business issues to legislators and businesspersons than
    any other organization in the state. In preparation for the legislative session, the Chamber’s numerous policy committees
    study the various public policy issues and formulate positions on those issues impacting businesses.
         Following review and adoption by the Chamber’s board of directors, a publication titled Legislative Business Issues is sent
    to all legislators, Indiana Chamber members, local chambers of commerce and coalition members. This publication outlines
    the Chamber’s position on critical public policy issues and provides invaluable analysis.
         During the legislative session, lawmakers are kept advised of key business issues, through various editions of the
    Legislative Agenda report and other communications, that detail the Chamber’s position on every bill that has a business
    impact. There were more than 166 such bills as the short session began.
         The 2006 Legislative Vote Analysis then measures the voting performance of individual legislators on bills that best reflect
    the Chamber’s policy positions.



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2006 House Votes                                                 HB 1028
                                                                 Firearms and Self-defense
Bills Used for Vote Analysis
                                                                 Contained provision that prohibits the adoption or enforcement
HB 1006                                                          of a policy or rule by an employer or another individual that
Allocation of School Resources                                   prevents or has the effect of preventing an individual from
Allows school corporations to undertake certain actions to       possessing a firearm that is locked in the individual’s motor
save money in nonacademic areas and allocate this money          vehicle while the motor vehicle is on the employer’s or
to student instruction and learning. Chamber Position:           another’s property. Chamber Position: Oppose. (Final version
Support. Reason: Positive legislation moving public schools      did not contain this provision.) Reason: HB 1028 invalidates
to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to            existing or proposed employers’ workplace safety policies
promote transparency of public funding for school corporations   concerning firearms; makes it more difficult for employers to
and improve accuracy of school accounting systems.               comply with other safety laws and regulations requiring
Governor Signed.                                                 employers to maintain conditions “free from recognized
                                                                 hazards”; and infringes upon the property rights of employers
HB 1007                                                          and even individuals by preventing them from retaining full
Various Business Tax Changes                                     control over their own land, be it a manufacturing campus or
Contains provisions that allow for: 1) the permanency of the     a residential lot. Governor Signed.
Hoosier Business Investment Tax Credit (HBITC) – which is set
to expire 12/31/07 – by stating that the General Assembly’s      HB 1110
inaction to remove the credit from state statute at least one    Mercury Switches in Vehicles
year prior to its sunset would automatically renew the credit    Requires the removal of mercury switches from “end of life
for an additional five years; and 2) the phasing-in of sales     vehicles” (ELVs) and for vehicle manufacturers to develop a
factor only apportionment for determining the taxable business   plan to remove, collect, recover and recycle the switches, and
income. Chamber Position: Support. Reason: Provisions            allows monies to be paid out of Indiana Department of
within HB 1007 that call for single sales factor and the         Environmental Management accounts for switches.
permanency of the state’s leading capital investment tool        Chamber Position: Support. Reason: Removal of mercury
(HBITC) are essential to enhancing our business tax climate      switches from vehicles before they are recycled/melted as scrap
and encouraging future investment in Indiana. Died.              is necessary to minimize mercury emissions from steel mills and
                                                                 other operations that melt scrap. HB 1110 presents a fair solution
HB 1008                                                          to remove and pay for the switches. Governor Signed.
Major Moves
Allows for the Indiana Toll Road public-private lease            HB 1113
arrangement of $3.85 billion to fund over 200 road projects      Liability Connected with Consumption
statewide, plus the Northwest Regional Development               of Food and Beverages
Authority and the Gary/Chicago Airport. Chamber                  Grants immunity from civil liability for certain persons in
Position: Support. Reason: Positive legislation to address       the food and beverage industry, including advertisers, marketers
the $2.8 billion shortfall in transportation funding while       and advertising media, as to a claim concerning weight gain,
ensuring the completion of road projects is important to         obesity, a health condition associated with weight gain or
Indiana’s long-term growth. Governor Signed.                     obesity, or a generally known condition allegedly caused by
                                                                 or allegedly likely to result from the long-term consumption
              Indiana Chamber Mission                            of food or beverages. Chamber Position: Support. Reason:
                                                                 This bill appropriately clarifies that entities that manufacture,
          The mission of the Indiana Chamber of                  distribute or sell food and beverages to consumers should
            Commerce is to work proactively on                   not be subject to civil liability for a person’s long-term
          behalf of its members and constituents.                consumption of food and beverage items that result in that
                                                                 person’s weight gain, obesity and the health conditions associated
                                                                 with weight gain or obesity. This legislation serves the purpose
         The Chamber recognizes that this can best               of not only protecting businesses in certain industries from
       be achieved by providing a world-competitive              having to defend against lawsuits based upon the negative
           business climate throughout the state                 consequences of an individual’s dietary choices, but also
           in order to maximize opportunity for                  promotes personal responsibility on the part of consumers/
                                                                 citizens for the dietary and lifestyle choices they opt to make.
      meaningful employment of all Indiana citizens.             Governor Signed.

      The Chamber does this by advancing thoughtful              HB 1140
      legislation and public policy, and serving as the          Abatements for Used Equipment
     convenient source of reliable business information          Purchased in Indiana
             for our members and constituents.                   Provided for a personal property tax abatement for used
                                                                 equipment purchased in the state. (Current law allows for a


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    personal property tax abatement for used equipment purchased     and commercial mobile services (putting Indiana as the 15th
    outside the state.) Chamber Position: Support. (Provision        state to take such action). Furthermore, it makes Indiana the
    passed in SB 260.) Reason: Under current law, Indiana was        second state to utilize statewide video (or cable) franchising.
    penalizing Hoosier companies that purchased used equipment       Both actions lead to consumer choice and advanced services.
    within the state while rewarding those who purchased used        Chamber Position: Support. Reason: Digital infrastructure
    equipment in other states by granting them a property tax        is critical to business development. Creating a regulatory
    abatement. HB 1140 simply levels the playing field in this       environment that spurs and entices investment, as seen in
    important economic development incentive. Died.                  HB 1279, is important to Indiana’s future. Governor Signed.

    HB 1142                                                          HB 1307
    Skills 2016 Training Fund                                        Worker's Compensation
    Permitted small businesses of less than 20 full-time employees   Provides for increases in the maximum average weekly
    to opt out of Skills 2016 Training Program. Chamber              wage used to calculate benefits and increases benefits under
    Position: Support. Reason: The bill allows small business to     permanent partial impairment awards. Also establishes an
    keep their own assessment to train employees instead of          interim study committee to study medical reimbursement
    relying on a state program. Died.                                issues. Chamber Position: Support. Reason: Provides for
                                                                     reasonable increases in both the maximum average weekly
    HB 1240                                                          wage and benefits for permanent partial impairment. Makes
    ISTEP                                                            other needed changes. The issue of medical reimbursements
    Creates diagnostic bookends in the fall and spring while         for worker’s compensation cases needs to be carefully studied.
    allowing schools the option of offering electronic assessments   Governor Signed.
    throughout the year. Chamber Position: Support. (Final
    version did not require implementation of fall and spring        HB 1347
    assessments, only review of the current student testing          Drop Out and Attendance Policy
    program.) Reason: Need assessments in the fall and spring        Tightens dropout definitions, sets statewide attendance policy,
    to determine where a student is upon entering a grade level      clarifies dual enrollment agreements and allows dropouts to
    and exactly where a student is academically upon leaving         receive a high school diploma instead of a GED at a postsecondary
    that grade level. Governor Signed.                               institution. Chamber Position: Support. Reason: Gives students
                                                                     a second chance at a high school diploma while keeping
    HB 1266                                                          them in school. Governor Signed.
    Hoosier Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit
    Expanded the scope of the Hoosier Headquarters Relocation        HB 1362
    Tax Credit from $500 million in revenue to $100 million and      Local Government Reorganization
    makes the tool available for use on 3/31/06, instead of          Establishes a process to reorganize local government units,
    12/31/06. Chamber Position: Support. Reason: This tax            including counties, cities, towns, townships and school
    credit was set at a $500 million annual revenue threshold        corporations. This process can be initiated by the legislative
    that only applied to the top U.S. fortune 3400 companies. By     bodies or by a petition signed by 5% of the voters in the
    expanding the tool to those companies with $100 million in       reorganizing political subdivisions. Requires voter referendum
    annual revenue (combined with making the tool effective          for approval. Chamber Position: Support. Reason: Provides
    immediately), Indiana would be able to entice the top U.S.       a process for local governments to structurally reorganize to
    fortune 17,000 companies to the state. Died.                     best meet their community needs. Creates possibility for
                                                                     reduced property taxes and more efficient delivery of local
    HB 1267                                                          government services. Governor Signed.
    Child Work Permits
    Provides that a child under the age of 18 may have more          HB 1380
    than one work permit at a time. Each work permit will indicate   Various Economic Development Measures
    maximum number of hours that the child can work under            Contains the following provisions: 1) expands the scope of the
    that permit. Does not change restrictions on number of hours     Hoosier Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit from companies
    that a child can work. Chamber Position: Support. Reason:        with $500 million in revenue to those with $100 million,
    Under current law, a child can only hold one work permit         makes the tool available for use on 3/31/06 (instead of
    regardless of the number of hours he/she works under that        12/31/06) and creates a threshold of 75 employees in
    permit. Allowing a child to hold two permits (with no            Indiana to be eligible; 2) extends the Hoosier Business
    increase in total number of hours a child can work) will         Investment Tax Credit by four years to 12/31/2011; 3) creates
    increase that child’s flexibility in working. Governor Signed.   local venture capital funds between local units of government
                                                                     to utilize private money and CEDIT dollars; 4) creates a
    HB 1279                                                          small business legislative accountability system to alert legislators
    Telecommunications Reform                                        of the impact of pending legislation on small businesses; 5)
    Deregulates the telecommunications industry in areas of          lowers the EDGE Tax Credit retention cap for employees
    broadband and advanced services, and telecommunications          from 75 to 35, increases the annual cap from $5 million to


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                                                                                          their workforce and a subsequent reduction in overall health
                                                                                          care benefits costs. Governor Signed.

                                                                                          SB 117
                                                                                          Various Employment Matters/
                                                                                          Employee Tobacco Use
                                                                                          Allowed an employer to implement financial incentives
                                                                                          related to employer provided health benefits to reduce
                                                                                          employee tobacco use. Permits a wage assignment for payment
                                                                                          for: 1) certain uniforms; and 2) tools and portable equipment.
                                                                                          Repeals a section of law dealing with wage payments.
                                                                                          Chamber Position: Support. (Employee tobacco use provision
                                                                                          passed in HB 1420.) Reason: The unhealthy lifestyles of
                                                                                          many Hoosier citizens contribute significantly to the high
                                                                                          cost of health care benefits in our state. This bill removes an
                                                                                          existing barrier to Indiana employers’ establishment of voluntary
                                                                                          wellness programs that provide financial rewards or incentives
                                                                                          for their employees who make healthier lifestyle choices
                                                                                          when it comes to tobacco use or other behaviors. Employers
Vince Griffin (l) explains the Chamber’s stance on energy and environmental initiatives   able to utilize wellness or health promotion programs with
to Rep Tim Neese (R-Elkhart).                                                             financial incentives for healthy employee behaviors are likely
                                                                                          to see an improvement in the health of their workforce and a
$10 million and extends this increase through FY 2009; and                                subsequent reduction in overall health care benefit costs.
6) provides a sales tax exemption for motion picture production                           The Chamber also supports the bill’s expansion of the list of
equipment used in film or television series production                                    permitted purposes for employer-employee wage assignment
through 12/31/2008. Chamber Position: Support. Reason:                                    agreements. Expanding this list to allow wage assignments
Indiana must remain at the forefront of economic incentives.                              or payroll deductions for the purchase of uniforms or
HB 1380 makes positive changes to ensure that Indiana stays                               tools/equipment will make it easier for employees to more
in the game and leads the pack in economic growth. In addition,                           quickly secure the necessary materials to begin work. Died.
small business development accounts for 80% of Indiana’s
workforce. Indiana ranks 40th in small business start-ups.
                                                                                          SB 172
HB 1380 takes traditional incentive tools and applies them to
                                                                                          Teacher Shortages
traditional small businesses that previously could not have
utilized these tools or have access to necessary start-up                                 Allows a school corporation to hire an individual moving
money. Governor Signed.                                                                   through the transition to teaching program when there is an
                                                                                          insufficient supply of teachers. Chamber Position: Support.
HB 1381                                                                                   Reason: Incentives will help Indiana attract the best and
                                                                                          brightest into the teaching workforce helping to ensure
Kindergarten Tax Credit
                                                                                          highly-qualified teachers. Governor Signed.
Provided a refundable income tax credit for parents of children
of poverty to attend full-day kindergarten at a public or private
                                                                                          SB 260
school of their choice. Chamber Position: Support. Reason:
                                                                                          Property Tax Administration
Would increase options for student learning environments
and enhance incentives for school improvement. Died.                                      Contains provisions that allow for: 1) real property tax
                                                                                          abatement for vacant commercial or industrial buildings that
HB 1420                                                                                   have sat vacant for at least two years; 2) personal property tax
                                                                                          abatement for used equipment purchased in the state
Employee Tobacco Use
                                                                                          (Current law allows for a personal property tax abatement
Allows an employer to implement financial incentives related                              for used equipment purchased outside the state.); and 3) an
to employer provided health benefits to reduce employee                                   enterprise zone investment deduction in a military installation
tobacco use. Chamber Position: Support. Reason: This bill                                 designated as an enterprise zone only if the deduction is
removes an existing barrier to Indiana employers’ establishment                           approved by the Military Base Reuse Authority Board
of voluntary workplace wellness programs that provide                                     (applies to Fort Ben Reuse Authority and Indiana Army
financial rewards or incentives for employees who make                                    Ammunition Plant Reuse Authority). Chamber Position:
healthier lifestyle choices when it comes to tobacco use.                                 Support. Reason: Indiana must remain competitive in enticing
Under current law, an employer is prohibited from utilizing                               and encouraging business growth. The provision within the
financial incentives, such as lowering co-pay, deductible or                              bill addressing used equipment and vacant building property
even premium contribution rates for nonsmoking employees,                                 tax abatements ensure that Indiana has the local tools that
as part of a company wellness program. Employers able to                                  entice Indiana development and growth on a local level.
utilize wellness or health promotion programs with these                                  Governor Signed.
and other types of financial incentives for healthy employee
behaviors are likely to see an improvement in the health of                                                                          Continued on page 16


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    2006 Senate Votes                                                    citizens for the dietary and lifestyle choices they opt to
                                                                         make. Governor Signed.
    Bills Used for Vote Analysis
    HB 1006                                                              HB 1279
    Allocation of School Resources                                       Telecommunications Reform
    Allows school corporations to undertake certain actions to           Deregulates the telecommunications industry in areas of
    save money in nonacademic areas and allocate this money              broadband and advanced services, and telecommunications
    to student instruction and learning. Chamber Position:               and commercial mobile services (putting Indiana as the 15th
    Support. Reason: Positive legislation moving public schools          state to take such action). Furthermore, it makes Indiana the
    to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to                second state to utilize statewide video (or cable) franchising.
    promote transparency of public funding for school corporations       Both actions lead to consumer choice and advanced services.
    and improve accuracy of school accounting systems.                   Chamber Position: Support. Reason: Digital infrastructure
    Governor Signed.                                                     is critical to business development. Creating a regulatory
                                                                         environment that spurs and entices investment, as seen in
    HB 1008                                                              HB 1279, is important to Indiana’s future. Governor Signed.
    Major Moves
    Allows for the Indiana Toll Road public-private lease                HB 1347
    arrangement of $3.85 billion to fund over 200 road projects          Drop Out and Attendance Policy
    statewide, plus the Northwest Regional Development                   Tightens dropout definitions, sets statewide attendance policy,
    Authority and the Gary/Chicago Airport. Chamber                      clarifies dual enrollment agreements and allows dropouts to
    Position: Support. Reason: Positive legislation to address           receive a high school diploma instead of a GED at a postsecondary
    the $2.8 billion shortfall in transportation funding while           institution. Chamber Position: Support. Reason: Gives students
    ensuring the completion of road projects is important to             a second chance at a high school diploma while keeping
    Indiana’s long-term growth. Governor Signed.                         them in school. Governor Signed.

    HB 1110                                                              HB 1362
    Mercury Switches in Vehicles                                         Local Government Reorganization
    Requires the removal of mercury switches from “end of life           Establishes a process to reorganize local government units,
    vehicles” (ELVs) and for vehicle manufacturers to develop a          including counties, cities, towns, townships and school
    plan to remove, collect, recover and recycle the switches,           corporations. This process can be initiated by the legislative
    and allows monies to be paid out of Indiana Department of            bodies or by a petition signed by 5% of the voters in the
    Environmental Management accounts for switches.                      reorganizing political subdivisions. Requires voter referendum
    Chamber Position: Support. Reason: Removal of mercury                for approval. Chamber Position: Support. Reason: Provides
    switches from vehicles before they are recycled/melted as            a process for local governments to structurally reorganize to
    scrap is necessary to minimize mercury emissions from steel          best meet their community needs. Creates possibility for
    mills and other operations that melt scrap. HB 1110 presents         reduced property taxes and more efficient delivery of local
    a fair solution to remove and pay for the switches. Governor         government services. Governor Signed.
    Signed.
                                                                         HB 1380
    HB 1113                                                              Various Economic Development Measures
    Liability Connected with Consumption                                 Contains the following provisions: 1) expands the scope of the
    of Food and Beverages                                                Hoosier Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit from companies
    Grants immunity from civil liability for certain persons in          with $500 million in revenue to those with $100 million,
    the food and beverage industry, including advertisers, marketers     makes the tool available for use on 3/31/06 (instead of
    and advertising media, as to a claim concerning weight gain,         12/31/06) and creates a threshold of 75 employees in
    obesity, a health condition associated with weight gain or           Indiana to be eligible; 2) extends the Hoosier Business
    obesity, or a generally known condition allegedly caused by          Investment Tax Credit by four years to 12/31/2011; 3) creates
    or allegedly likely to result from the long-term consumption         local venture capital funds between local units of government
    of food or beverages. Chamber Position: Support. Reason:             to utilize private money and CEDIT dollars; 4) creates a
    This bill appropriately clarifies that entities that manufacture,    small business legislative accountability system to alert legislators
    distribute or sell food and beverages to consumers should not        of the impact of pending legislation on small businesses; 5)
    be subject to civil liability for a person’s long-term consumption   lowers the EDGE Tax Credit retention cap for employees
    of food and beverage items that result in that person’s              from 75 to 35, increases the annual cap from $5 million to
    weight gain, obesity and the health conditions associated            $10 million and extends this increase through FY 2009; and
    with weight gain or obesity. This legislation serves the purpose     6) provides a sales tax exemption for motion picture production
    of not only protecting businesses in certain industries from         equipment used in film or television series production
    having to defend against lawsuits based upon the negative            through 12/31/2008. Chamber Position: Support. Reason:
    consequences of an individual’s dietary choices, but also            Indiana must remain at the forefront of economic incentives.
    promotes personal responsibility on the part of consumers/           HB 1380 makes positive changes to ensure that Indiana stays


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in the game and leads the pack in economic growth. In addition,   SB 194
small business development accounts for 80% of Indiana’s          Teacher Professional Development
workforce. Indiana ranks 40th in small business start-ups.        Lowered the school instruction days from 180 to 176.
HB 1380 takes traditional incentive tools and applies them to     Chamber Position: Oppose. Reason: To meet increased academic
traditional small businesses that previously could not have       standards, students must have 180 days minimum of classroom
utilized these tools or have access to necessary start-up         instruction. Died.
money. Governor Signed.
                                                                  SB 260
HB 1420                                                           Property Tax Administration
Employee Tobacco Use                                              Contains provisions that allow for: 1) real property tax
Allows an employer to implement financial incentives related      abatement for vacant commercial or industrial buildings that
to employer provided health benefits to reduce employee           have sat vacant for at least two years; 2) personal property tax
tobacco use. Chamber Position: Support. Reason: This bill         abatement for used equipment purchased in the state
removes an existing barrier to Indiana employers’ establishment   (Current law allows for a personal property tax abatement
of voluntary workplace wellness programs that provide             for used equipment purchased outside the state.); and 3) an
financial rewards or incentives for employees who make            enterprise zone investment deduction in a military installation
healthier lifestyle choices when it comes to tobacco use.         designated as an enterprise zone only if the deduction is
Under current law, an employer is prohibited from utilizing       approved by the Military Base Reuse Authority Board (applies
financial incentives, such as lowering co-pay, deductible or      to Fort Ben Reuse Authority and Indiana Army Ammunition
even premium contribution rates for nonsmoking employees,         Plant Reuse Authority). Chamber Position: Support.
as part of a company wellness program. Employers able to          Reason: Indiana must remain competitive in enticing and
utilize wellness or health promotion programs with these          encouraging business growth. The provision within the bill
and other types of financial incentives for healthy employee      addressing used equipment and vacant building property
behaviors are likely to see an improvement in the health of       tax abatements ensure that Indiana has the local tools that
their workforce and a subsequent reduction in overall health      entice Indiana development and growth on a local level.
care benefits costs. Governor Signed.                             Governor Signed.
                                                                                                              Continued on page 16
SB 60
Public School Transfer Program
Allowed for public school choice. Chamber Position:                 Vote Selection Criteria
Support. Reason: Would increase options for student                 The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has a well-established
learning environments and enhance incentives for school
                                                                    criteria for selecting votes to be included in the annual
improvement. Died.
                                                                    Legislative Vote Analysis. Bills included meet the following
SB 108                                                              criteria:
Wage Payment Issues                                                 1. Votes on all subject matter used in the Legislative Vote
Provided a procedure for an employer to deduct amounts                 Analysis are based on and best reflect the Indiana
due to the employer from an employee from that employee’s              Chamber’s legislative policy as determined by the
last paycheck. Permits a wage assignment (payroll deduction)           Chamber’s board of directors and expressed in
for: 1) payment and maintenance of uniforms; 2) payment or
                                                                       Legislative Business Issues, Legislative Agenda or other
rental for tools and equipment; or 3) tuition repayment.
Changes interest rate from 10% per day to 1 1/2% per month             Chamber communications.
on late payment of wages. Chamber Position: Support.                2. Each member of the Indiana General Assembly is
Reason: Under current law, there are a limited number of               informed of all bills the Indiana Chamber is following,
reasons under which an employee and employer can enter                 including the Chamber’s position on each bill, the reason
into a wage assignment agreement. This bill would have                 for the position and the name and telephone number
expanded the reasons permitted. Died.
                                                                       of the specific Chamber lobbyist to contact for more
SB 172                                                                 information.
Teacher Shortages                                                   3. Each member of the Indiana General Assembly is
Allows a school corporation to hire an individual moving               informed of the Indiana Chamber’s position on the
through the transition to teaching program when there is an            issue and bill prior to the vote. This notification was
insufficient supply of teachers. Chamber Position: Support.            provided in two editions of the Legislative Agenda
Reason: Incentives will help Indiana attract the best and              report and other written bill analysis and positions.
brightest into the teaching workforce helping to ensure
                                                                    4. Only floor votes for which there is a public record are used.
highly-qualified teachers. Governor Signed.




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House Voting Record                                                                                                                 Vote Designators
                                                                                                                                    + SUPPORTS Chamber Position   E or NV Excused from voting or no
                                                                                                                                    - OPPOSES Chamber Position            vote cast; not counted in
                                                                                                                                                                          calculating vote percentages

                                      Bill #/Roll Call#                       House Bills                                                 Senate Bills
               Pro-Bus Pro-Bus       1006 1007 1008 1028 1110 1113 1140 1142 1240 1266 1267 1279 1307 1347 1362 1380 1381 1420 117 172 260 321 353                                       369 370
Representative 2006 Agg %             477 51 478 134 455 147 154 70 176 180 451 301 80 396 481 474 203 210 373 488 483 367 359                                                           355 354
Aguilera           54       57         -     +     -      -     +     +      +      -     NV    +      -     +     -      +     + + - + - + -      - +                                   +      -
Austin             48       62         -     +     -      -     NV    +      +      -      -    NV     -     -     -      +     + + - + - + + - +                                        +      -
Avery              52       55         -     +     -      +     +      -     +      -      -    +      -     -     -      +     + + - + - + + - +                                        +      -
Ayres              92       86        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + - + + + + + +                                        +      +
Bardon             38       46         -     +     -      +     NV     E     NV     -      -    NV     -     -     -      +      - + -   -  - + + - +                                    +      -
Bauer              25       23         -     -     -      +     +     +       -     -      -     -     -     -     -      E     NV E -   -  - + NV E -                                   +      -
Behning ✰          92       94        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      -     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Bell               96       96        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Bischoff           56       62         -     +     -      -     +     +      +      -      -    +      -     +     -      +     + + -    -  - + + + +                                    +      -
Borders            96       91        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Borror ✰           96       98        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      E     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Bosma *            93       97        +      +     +      -     NV    NV     NV    +      +     +     NV     +     +      +     NV NV + NV + + NV NV NV                                  NV     +
Bottorff, C. **    48       48         -     +     -      -     +     +      +      -      -    +      -     -     -      +     + + -    -  - + + - +                                    +      -
Bright             96       93        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Brown, Charlie     40       43         -     -     -      +     +      -     +      -      -     -     -     +     -      +     + + - + - + -      - -                                   +      -
Brown, Tim ✰       96       98        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Buck ✰             96       93        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Budak              88       78        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      -     +      +     + + - + + + + + +                                        +      +
Buell              92       95        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + - + + + + + +                                        +      +
Burton             96       96        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Cheney             46       55         -     -     -      +     +     +       -     -      -     -    +      +     -      +     + E - + - + -      - +                                   +      -
Cherry             92       96        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +      -     +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Cochran            42       57         -     -     -      -     NV    +      +      -      -    +      -     +     -      +     + + -    -  - + -  - +                                   +      -
Crawford           39       42        NV     -     -      +     +      -     +      -      -     -    NV     -     -      +     + + - + - + -      - -                                   +      -
Crooks             56       57         -     +     -      -     +     +      +      -      -    +      -     -     -      +     + + - + - + + + +                                        +      -
Crouch **          92       92        +      +     +      -     +     +       -    +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Davis              96       95        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Day                48       57        NV     -     -      +     +      -      -     -      -    +      -     -     -      +     NV + + + - + + - +                                       +      -
Denbo              64       63         -     +     -      -     +     +      +      -      -    +      -     +     -      +     + + - + + + + + +                                        +      -
Dickinson          33       43         -     -     -      +     +      -     +      -      -     -    NV     +     -      +      - + -   -  - + -  - -                                   +      -
Dobis              52       60         -     +     -      -     +     +      +      -      -    +      -     +     -      +     + NV - + - NV + - +                                      +      -
Dodge              96       96        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Duncan             92       93        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + - + + + + + +                                        +      +
Dvorak             33       46         -     -     -      -     +      -      -     -      -    +      -     -     -      +     NV + -   -  - + + - +                                    +      -
Espich ✰           96       98        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Foley              96       96        +      +     +      -      E    +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Friend             96       98        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Frizzell           96       94        +      +     +      -      E    +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Fry                38       45         -     +     -      -     +      -      -    NV      -    +      -     +     -      +      - + -   -  - + -  - +                                   +      -
GiaQuinta          48       63         -     +     -      -     +     +      +      -      -    +      -     -     -      E     + + - NV - + + + -                                       +      -
Goodin             64       63         -     +     -      -     +     +      +      E      -    +      -     +     E      +     + + -    - NV + + + +                                    +      -
Grubb              57       59         -     +     -      -     +     +      +      -      -    +      -     +     -      +     + + E E - + + - +                                        +      -
Gutwein            96       96        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Harris, Earl       46       46         -     -     -      +      E     -     +      -      -    +      -     +     -      +     + + - + - + -      - +                                   +      -
Harris, Tim ✰      96       95        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Heim               92       89        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      E     +      +     + + + - + + + + +                                        +      +
Hinkle             96       93        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + + + + + + + +                                        +      +
Hoffman            92       92        +      +     +      -     +     +      +     +      +     +     +      +     +      +     + + - + + + + + +                                        +      +
Hoy                50       51        NV     +     -      +     +      -     +      -      -    +      -     -     -      +     + + -    -  - + + - +                                    +      -
Kersey             56       58         -     +     -      -     +     +      +      -      -    +      -     +     -      +     + + - + - + + - +                                        +      -
** Legislators with a voting history of less than two years * Speaker of the House
✰ Legislators who demonstrated conspicuous leadership on specific business issues of critical importance and deserve special recognition

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                                                                                                          Vote Designators
                                                                                                          + SUPPORTS Chamber Position   E or NV Excused from voting or no
                                                                                                          - OPPOSES Chamber Position            vote cast; not counted in
                                                                                                                                                calculating vote percentages

                                  Bill #/Roll Call#                       House Bills                                                 Senate Bills
               Pro-Bus Pro-Bus   1006 1007 1008 1028 1110 1113 1140 1142 1240 1266 1267 1279 1307 1347 1362 1380 1381 1420 117 172 260 321 353                 369 370
Representative 2006 Agg %         477 51 478 134 455 147 154 70 176 180 451 301 80 396 481 474 203 210 373 488 483 367 359                                     355 354
Klinker          60      73       -   +    -    -    +    +    +     -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + - + - + + + +                                       +      -
Koch             96      88      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Kromkowski       28      39       -    -   -    -    +     -    -    -   -    +    -    +    -    +     - + - - - + -  - -                                     +      -
Kuzman           54      58       -   +    -    -    +    +    +     -   -    NV   -    +    -    +    + + - + - + + - +                                       +      -
Lawson, Linda    43      55       -    -   -    +    +     -   NV    -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + - NV - + -  - +                                     +      -
Lehe             96      96      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Leonard          96      98      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Lutz, Jack       96      96      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Mahern           46      57       -    -   -    +    NV    -   +     -   -    +    -    +    -    +     - + - + - + + - +                                      +      -
Mays             50      59       -    -   -    +    +    +    +     -   -    +    -    +    -    +     - + - + - + NV - +                                     +      -
McClain          96      96      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Messer ✰         96      96      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Micon            56      63       -   +    -    -    +    +    +     -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + - + - + + - +                                       +      -
Moses            46      59       -   +    -    -    +    +    +     -   -    +    -    NV   -    +     - + - + - + - + -                                      +      -
Murphy ✰         95      96      +    NV   +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + E + + + NV                                      +      +
Neese            92      89       -   +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Noe              96      95      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Orentlicher      57      65      NV   +    -    +    +    NV   +     -   -    +    -    NV   -    +    + + - NV - + + - +                                      +      -
Oxley            52      52       -   +    -    -    +    +    +     -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + -  - - + + - +                                      +      -
Pelath           29      37       -    -   -    -     E    -    -    -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + -  - - + -  - -                                     +      -
Pflum            55      62       -   +    -    -    +     -   +     -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + - + - + + + E                                       E      E
Pierce           52      64       -   +    -    +    +     -   +     -   -    +    -     -   -    +    + + - + - + + - +                                       +      -
Pond             96      98      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Porter ✰         38      45       -    -   -    +    +     -   +     -   -     -   -    +    -    +    + NV - - - + -  - +                                     +      -
Reske            58      65       -   +    E    -    +    +    +     -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + - + - + + - +                                       +      -
Richardson       91      96      +     E   +    -    +    +     -    E   +    +    +    +    E    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Ripley           96      94      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Robertson        59      66       -   +    -    -    +    +    +    NV   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + E E - + + - +                                       +      -
Ruppel           92      89      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + - + + + + + +                                       +      +
Saunders         88      92      +    +    +    -    +    +     -   +    +    +    +     -   +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Smith, John ✰    96      93      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Smith, Vernon    48      53       -    -   -    +    +     -   +     -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + - + - + -   - +                                     +      -
Stevenson        44      55       -   +    -    -    +     -    -    -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + - + - + -   - +                                     +      -
Stilwell         40      47       -   +    -    -    +     -    -    -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + -  - - - + + - +                                      +      -
Stutzman ✰       95      94      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    E    + + + + E + + E E                                       E      E
Summers          43      49       -    -   -    +    +    +     E    -   -     -   -     -   -    +    NV + - + - + + - +                                      +      -
Thomas           92      93      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + - + + + + + +                                       +      +
Thompson         96      95      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Tincher          52      55       -   +    -    -    +    +    +     -   -    +    -     -   -    +    + + -  - - + + + +                                      +      -
Torr ✰           92      96      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + - + + + + +                                       +      +
Turner           96      98      +    +    +    -     E   +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + NV + + + + + + +                                      +      +
Tyler **         54      54       -   +    -    -    +    +    +     -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + - + - NV + - +                                      +      -
Ulmer            92      91      +    +    +    -    +     -   +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Van Haaften      52      53       -   +    -    -    +     -   +     -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + - + - + + - +                                       +      -
Walorski         96      89      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + E + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Welch            58      67       -   +    -    -    +    +    +     -   -    +    -    +    -    +    + + - + - + + NV +                                      +      -
Whetstone ✰      91      94      +    +    +    -     E   +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + E + - + E + + +                                       +      +
Wolkins ✰        92      94      +    +    -    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +     E   +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Woodruff         92      89      +    +    +    -    +    +    +    +    +    +    +     -   +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +
Yount            92      96      +    +    +    -     -   +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    + + + + + + + + +                                       +      +




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Senate Voting Record                                                                                                                Vote Designators
                                                                                                                                    + SUPPORTS Chamber Position       E or NV Excused from voting or no
                                                                                                                                    - OPPOSES Chamber Position                vote cast; not counted in
                                                                                                                                                                              calculating vote percentages

                                                          Bill #/Roll Call# House Bills                                                                      Senate Bills
                        Pro-Bus      Pro-Bus             1006 1008 1110 1113 1279 1347                   1362 1380 1420           60       108   172   194      260 324            353      369      370
Senator                  2006        Agg %                204 406 398 212 219 226                         412 400 312             49       137   391   116      407 147            154      175      349
Alting                    94            95               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Becker                     65            67              +        +       +      -        -       +       +       +       +       E        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Bowser                     56            58               -       -       +      +        -       +       +       +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Bray                      94            93               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Breaux                    47            59                -       -       +      -        +       -       NV      +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Broden                     59           66               NV       -       +      -        +       +       +       +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Craycraft, Jr.             56            65               -       -       +      +        +       +        -      +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Delph **                  100           100              +        +       +      +        E       +       +       +       +       +        +     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Dillon                    83            93               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      -         +       +        +        +         -
Drozda                     94           90               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Ford ✰                     94            90              +        +       +      +        -       +       +       +       +       +        +     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Gard                      94            95               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Garton                     89           90               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      -         +       +        +        +        +
Harrison                   94           92               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        +     +      -         +       +        +        +        +
Heinold                    89           90               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      -         +       +        +        +        +
Hershman ✰                 94            90              +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Howard ✰                   67            67               -       +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Hume                       56           64                -       -       +      +        +       +        -      +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Jackman                    94           88               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       E        -     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Kenley                     82            88              +        +       +      -        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      -         +       +        +        +        NV
Kruse                      94            95              +        -       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        +     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Lanane                     50            57               -       -       +      -        -       +       +       +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Landske                    83            90              +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      -         +       +        +        +         -
Lawson, Connie ✰          100           100              +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        +     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Lewis                      65            68               -       -       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +        NV
Long ✰                    100           100              +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        +     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Lubbers                    94            98              +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Lutz, Larry                67            64               -       -       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +        +
Meeks ✰                    89            86              +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      -         +       +        +        +        +
Merritt, Jr.              94            98               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Miller                    94            93               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        +     +      -         +       +        +        +        +
Mishler                    89           90               +        -       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Mrvan                      61           64                -       -       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Nugent                     94           93               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Paul                       89           90               +        -       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        +     +      -         +       +        +        +        +
Riegsecker                 89            95              +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      -         +       +        +        +        +
Rogers                     61            68              +        +       +      -        +       +        -      +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Simpson                    53            56               -       -       +      -        -       +       +       +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         E
Sipes                      56            64               -       -       +      +        -       +       +       +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Skinner                    47            51               -       -       +      +        -       +        -      +       +       -        -     NV     -         +        -       +        +         -
Smith, Samuel              53            63               -       -       +      -        +       +       +       +       E       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Steele                     94            90              +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       E        +     +      -         +       +        +        +        +
Tallian **                 59            59               -       -       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       -        -     NV     -         +        -       +        +         -
Waltz                     94            93               +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        +     +      +         +       +        +        +         -
Waterman                  72            74               +        +       +      -        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         -
Weatherwax                100           100              +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        +     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Wyss ✰                     94            95              +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Young, Michael            100            93              +        +       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        +     +      +         +       +        +        +        +
Young, Richard ✰           59            73               -       -       +      +        +       +        -      +       +       -        -     +      -         +        -       +        +         E
Zakas                      82            88              +        -       +      +        +       +       +       +       +       +        -     +      -         +       NV       +        +        +
** Legislators with a voting history of less than two years
✰ Legislators who demonstrated conspicuous leadership on specific business issues of critical importance and deserve special recognition

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Voting Records Legend
Roll Calls Used for House Votes
                                                           Roll Call         Roll    Chamber
Bill #   Description                                       Used             Call #   Position   Author      Sponsor
 1006    Allocation of School Resources                    Conf Comm Report   477    Support    Noe         Lubbers
 1007    Various Business Tax Changes                      Third Reading        51   Support    T. Harris    Kenley
 1008    Major Moves                                       Conf Comm Report   478    Support    Borror        Meeks
 1028    Firearms and Self-defense                         Third Reading      134    Oppose     Koch         Nugent
 1110    Mercury Switches in Vehicles                      Conf Comm Report   455    Support    T. Brown       Gard
 1113    Liability Connected with Consumption of
         Food and Beverages                                Third Reading       147   Support    Foley          Bray
1140     Abatements for Used Equipment
         Purchased in Indiana                              Third Reading       154   Support    Leonard        Long
1142     Skills 2016 Training Fund                         Third Reading        70   Support    Leonard   M. Young
1240     ISTEP                                             Third Reading       176   Support    Behning     Lubbers
1266     Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit                Third Reading       180   Support    Borror          Ford
1267     Child Work Permits                                Concurrence         451   Support    Borror     Harrison
1279     Telecommuniations Reform                          Concurrence         301   Support    Murphy    Hershman
1307     Workers Compensation                              Third Reading        80   Support    Torr       Harrison
1347     Drop Out and Attendance Policy                    Concurrence         396   Support    Messer      Lubbers
1362     Local Governement Reorganization                  Conf Comm Report    481   Support    Buck          Delph
1380     Various Economic Development Measures             Conf Comm Report    474   Support    J. Smith        Ford
1381     Kindergarten Tax Credit                           Third Reading       203   Support    Behning
1420     Employee Tobacco Use                              Third Reading       210   Support    T. Brown       Gard
 117     Various Employment Matters/Employee Tobacco Use   Third Reading       373   Support    Gard       T. Brown
 172     Teacher Shortages                                 Conf Comm Report    172   Support    Lubbers     Behning
 260     Taxation                                          Conf Comm Report    483   Support    Kenley        Espich
 321     Unemployment Insurance                            Third Reading       367   Support    Kruse           Torr
 353     Alternative Fuel Use and Production               Third Reading       359   Support    Weatherwax Gutwein
 369     Drought Planning                                  Concurrence         355   Support    R. Young    Wolkins
 370     Workforce Development System                      Third Reading       354   Support    Kruse           Torr


Roll Calls Used for Senate Votes
                                                           Roll Call         Roll    Chamber
Bill #   Description                                       Used             Call #   Position   Author      Sponsor
 1006    Allocation for School Resources                   Third Reading      204    Support    Noe         Lubbers
 1008    Major Moves                                       Conf Comm Report   406    Support    Borror       Meeks
 1110    Mercury Switches in Vehicles                      Conf Comm Report   398    Support    T. Brown       Gard
 1113    Liability Connected with Consumption of
         Food and Beverages                                Third Reading       212   Support    Foley          Bray
1279     Telecommuniations Reform                          Third Reading       219   Support    Murphy    Hershman
1347     Drop Out and Attendance Policy                    Third Reading       226   Support    Messer      Lubbers
1362     Local Governement Reorganization                  Conf Comm Report    412   Support    Buck          Delph
1380     Various Economic Development Measures             Conf Comm Report    400   Support    J. Smith       Ford
1420     Employee Tobacco Use                              Third Reading       312   Support    T. Brown       Gard
  60     Public School Transfer Program                    Third Reading        49   Support    Kenley      Behning
 108     Wage Payment Issues                               Third Reading       137   Support    R. Young
 172     Teacher Shortages                                 Conf Comm Report    391   Support    Lubbers     Behning
 194     Teacher Professional Development                  Third Reading       116   Oppose     Hume      Thompson
 260     Taxation                                          Conf Comm Report    407   Support    Kenley       Espich
 324     School Deregulation                               Third Reading       147   Support    Drozda      Behning
 353     Alternative Fuel Use and Production               Third Reading       154   Support    Weatherwax Gutwein
 369     Drought Planning                                  Third Reading       175   Support    R. Young    Wolkins
 370     Workforce Development System                      Concurrence         349   Support    Kruse          Torr




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     Indiana General Assembly

     2006 and Aggregate Voting Percentages
     Quick Reference Guide

     Indiana        Pro-Bus.      Pro-Bus.       Indiana         Pro-Bus.   Pro-Bus.        Indiana         Pro-Bus.   Pro-Bus.
     Senate          2006 %       Agg %*         House            2006 %    Agg %*          House            2006 %    Agg %*
     Alting             94           95          Aguilera            54        57           Klinker           60          73
     Becker             65           67          Austin              48        62           Koch              96          88
     Bowser             56           58          Avery               52        55           Kromkowski        28          39
     Bray               94           93          Ayres               92        86           Kuzman            54          58
     Breaux             47           59          Bardon              38        46           Lawson, Linda     43          55
     Broden             59           66          Bauer               25        23           Lehe              96          96
     Craycraft, Jr.     56           65          Behning             92        94           Leonard           96          98
     Delph             100          100          Bell                96        96           Lutz, Jack        96          96
     Dillon             83           93          Bischoff            56        62           Mahern            46          57
     Drozda             94           90          Borders             96        91           Mays              50          59
     Ford               94           90          Borror              96        98           McClain           96          96
     Gard               94           95          Bosma               93        97           Messer            96          96
     Garton             89           90          Bottorff, Carlene   48        48           Micon             56          63
     Harrison           94           92          Bright              96        93           Moses             46          59
     Heinold            89           90          Brown, Charlie      40        43           Murphy            95          96
     Hershman           94           90          Brown, Tim          96        98           Neese             92          89
     Howard             67           67          Buck                96        93           Noe               96          95
     Hume               56           64          Budak               88        78           Orentlicher       57          65
     Jackman            94           88          Buell               92        95           Oxley             52          52
     Kenley             82           88          Burton              96        96           Pelath            29          37
     Kruse              94           95          Cheney              46        55           Pflum             55          62
     Lanane             50           57          Cherry              92        96           Pierce            52          64
     Landske            83           90          Cochran             42        57           Pond              96          98
     Lawson, Connie    100          100          Crawford            39        42           Porter            38          45
     Lewis              65           68          Crooks              56        57           Reske             58          65
     Long              100          100          Crouch, Suzanne     92        92           Richardson        91          96
     Lubbers            94           98          Davis               96        95           Ripley            96          94
     Lutz, Larry        67           64          Day                 48        57           Robertson         59          66
     Meeks              89           86          Denbo               64        63           Ruppel            92          89
     Merritt, Jr.       94           98          Dickinson           33        43           Saunders          88          92
     Miller             94           93          Dobis               52        60           Smith, John       96          93
     Mishler            89           90          Dodge               96        96           Smith, Vernon     48          53
     Mrvan              61           64          Duncan              92        93           Stevenson         44          55
     Nugent            94           93           Dvorak              33        46           Stilwell          40          47
     Paul               89           90          Espich              96        98           Stutzman          95          94
     Riegsecker         89           95          Foley               96        96           Summers           43          49
     Rogers             61           68          Friend              96        98           Thomas            92          93
     Simpson            53           56          Frizzell            96        94           Thompson          96          95
     Sipes              56           64          Fry                 38        45           Tincher           52          55
     Skinner            47           51          GiaQuinta           48        63           Torr              92          96
     Smith, Samuel      53           63          Goodin              64        63           Turner            96          98
     Steele             94           90          Grubb               57        59           Tyler             54          54
     Tallian            59           59          Gutwein             96        96           Ulmer             92          91
     Waltz              94           93          Harris, Earl        46        46           Van Haaften       52          53
     Waterman           72           74          Harris, Tim         96        95           Walorski          96          89
     Weatherwax        100          100          Heim                92        89           Welch             58          67
     Wyss               94           95          Hinkle              96        93           Whetstone         91          94
     Young, Michael    100           93          Hoffman             92        92           Wolkins           92          94
     Young, Richard     59           73          Hoy                 50        51           Woodruff          92          89
     Zakas              82           88          Kersey              56        58           Yount             92          96

     * Indiana Business for Responsive Government uses a 2-year (or most recent) aggregate vote percentage in evaluating members
     ** Speaker of the House; as a general rule, the Speaker does not cast votes on all legislation


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Committee Action Report
     Critical decisions on the future of business legislation        Senate Committee Votes
happen in committees; therefore legislators serving on these         SB 60          Public School Transfer Program                        Support
committees play a crucial role in the legislative process. The       SB 172         Teacher Shortages                                     Support
following report provides an objective analysis of how individual    SB 194         Professional Development Days                         Support
legislators are voting on key business issues in committees.         SB 323         Allocation of School Resources                        Support
     For the below bills scored in committee, the first number       SB 324         School Deregulation                                   Support
represents total pro-business votes and the second number            HB 1006        Allocation of Resources                               Support
represents the total votes cast.                                     HB 1113        Liability Connected with
      Pro-Business          Pro-Business            Pro-Business                    Consumption of Food and Beverage                      Support
House: 2006 Votes     House: 2006 Votes       Senate: 2006 Votes     HB 1307        Worker's Compensation                                 Oppose
Aguilera       1/1    Klinker         0/1     Alting          7/7    HB 1347        Drop Out and Attendance Policy                        Support
                                                                     HB 1420        Employee Tobacco Use                                  Support
Avery          0/2    Kromkowski 0/1          Becker          0/1
Ayres          2/2    Lawson, L       1/1     Bowser          1/2    House Committee Votes
Behning      10/10    Lehe            1/1     Bray            1/1    HB 1006        Allocation of Resources                               Support
Bischoff       0/1    Leonard         3/3     Breaux          1/1    HB 1028        Firearms and Self-defense                             Oppose
Borders        1/1    Mays            1/1     Broden          0/1    HB 1113        Liability Connected with
Borror         1/1    McClain         2/2     Dillon          2/2                   Consumption of Food and Beverage                      Support
                                                                     HB 1240        ISTEP                                                 Support
Bright         2/3    Messer          2/2     Drozda          6/7
                                                                     HB 1312        School Deregulation                                   Support
Brown, C       1/2    Micon           2/8     Ford            5/5    HB 1347        Drop Out and Attendance Policy                        Support
Brown, T       2/2    Noe           10/10     Gard            1/1    HB 1355        Superintendent of Public Instruction                  Support
Buck           1/1    Orentlicher     0/2     Harrison        1/1    HB 1381        Kindergarten Tax Credit                               Support
Buell          2/2    Pflum           2/8     Howard          1/1    HB 1420        Employee Tobacco Use                                  Support
                                                                     SB 60          Public School Transfer Program                        Support
Burton         1/1    Pierce          0/1     Kenley          6/6
                                                                     SB 117         Wage Assignment and Wage Payment                      Support
Cheney         2/9    Pond            2/2     Kruse           1/1
                                                                     SB 172         Teacher Shortages                                     Support
Cherry         1/1    Porter          1/9     Lanane          0/1    SB 324         School Deregulation                                   Support
Cochran        1/2    Reske           1/1     Lawson, C       1/1
Crawford       0/2    Ripley          1/1     Long            1/1
Crouch         1/2    Ruppel          0/1     Lubbers         6/7
Davis          2/2    Saunders        1/1     Lutz, L         1/1
Day            2/2    Smith, J        1/1     Miller          8/8
Dodge          0/1    Smith, V        2/9     Mishler         2/2
Duncan         0/1    Stilwell        0/1     Riegsecker      1/1
Espich         2/2    Thompson 10/10          Simpson         1/1
Fry            0/2    Tincher         0/1     Sipes           1/3
GiaQuinta      0/2    Torr            2/2     Skinner         1/3
Gutwein        1/1    Turner          2/2     Smith, S        0/1
Harris, T      7/7    Tyler           1/1     Steele          1/1
Heim           8/8    Welch           1/1     Tallian         0/1
Hinkle         6/6    Whetstone       1/1     Waltz           7/7
Hoffman        5/5    Woodruff        2/2     Waterman        1/1
Kersey         0/1                            Young, M        2/2    Chamber President Kevin Brinegar (c) exchanges viewpoints with Rep. Peggy Welch
                                                                     (D-Bloomington) and Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville).
Note: Legislators who did not serve on a committee with any votes
      pertaining to business issues are not included in this list.



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     The Pro-business Breakdown of
     the 2006 Indiana General Assembly




          70+%=PRO-BUSINESS                              50-69%=SWING Voters                          <50%=OCCASIONAL Voters
         Voters (regularly supported                      (sometimes supported                           (occasionally supported
           pro-business policies)                          pro-business policies)                         pro-business policies)



     Senators and Representatives
     by County Alphabetically

     Counties      Representatives     Senators            Counties    Representatives     Senators             Counties     Representatives     Senators
     Adams         Ripley (79)         Ford (19)           Dearborn    Bischoff (68)*      Nugent (43)          Hamilton     Austin (36)*        Delph (29)
     Allen         Bell (83)           Dillon (17)                     Hoffman (55)                                          Bosma (88)          Drozda (21)
                   Borror (84)         Ford (19)           Decatur     Duncan (67)         Jackman (42)                      Buck (38)           Gard (28)
                   Espich (82)         Long (16)           DeKalb      Dodge (51)          Kruse (14)                        J. Lutz (35)        Kenley (20)
                   GiaQuinta (80)*     Kruse (14)                      Pond (85)           Meeks (13)                        Noe (87)            Lubbers (30)
                   Moses (81)*         Wyss (15)                       Stutzman (52)                                         Orentlicher (86)*
                   Pond (85)                               Delaware    Davis (33)          Craycraft (26)*                   Richardson (29)
                   Ripley (79)                                         J. Lutz (35)                                          Torr (39)
     Bartholomew   Koch (65)           Garton (41)                     Tyler (34)*                                           Turner (32)
                   Messer (57)                             Dubois      Crooks (63)*        L. Hume (48)*        Hancock      Cherry (53)         Gard (28)
                   Yount (59)                                          Oxley (73)*         R. Young (47)*                    Richardson (29)
     Benton        Lehe (15)           Landske (6)                     Stilwell (74)*                           Harrison     Oxley (73)*         R. Young (47)*
     Blackford     T. Harris (31)      Ford (19)           Elkhart     Friend (23)         Mishler (9)                       Robertson (70)*
     Boone         Buck (38)           Drozda (21)                     Fry (5)*            Riegsecker (12)      Hendricks    Behning (91)        Lawson (24)
                   Noe (87)            Harrison (23)                   Neese (48)          Zakas (11)                        Foley (47)          Harrison (23)
                   Thompson (28)       Lawson (24)                     Ulmer (49)                                            Thompson (28)
     Brown         Koch (65)           Simpson (40)*                   Walorski (21)                                         Whetstone (40)
                   Welch (60)*                                         Wolkins (18)                             Henry        Pflum (56)*         Gard (28)
     Carroll       McClain (24)        Hershman (7)        Fayette     Hoffman (55)        Jackman (42)                      Saunders (54)
     Cass          Gutwein (16)        Weatherwax (18)     Floyd       Cochran (72)*       Sipes (46)*          Howard       Buck (38)           Drozda (21)
                   McClain (24)                                        Robertson (70)*                                       J. Smith (30)       Hershman (7)
     Clark         C. Bottorff (71)*   Lewis (45)*         Fountain    Grubb (42)*         Harrison (23)                     Turner (32)
                   Cochran (72)*       Sipes (46)*         Franklin    Bischoff (68)*      Jackman (42)         Huntington   Leonard (50)        Dillon (17)
                   Goodin (66)*                                        Duncan (67)         Nugent (43)          Jackson      Goodin (66)*        Lewis (45)*
                   Oxley (73)*                                         Hoffman (55)                                          Koch (65)           Steele (44)
                   Robertson (70)*                         Fulton      Friend (23)         Weatherwax (18)                   Oxley (73)*
     Clay          Kersey (43)*        Bray (37)                       Gutwein (16)                             Jasper       Ayers (4)           Heinold (5)
                   Thomas (44)         Waterman (39)       Gibson      Avery (75)*         Hume (48)*                        Budak (20)          Hershman (7)
                   Tincher (46)*                                       Van Haaften (76)*   L. Lutz (49)*                     Gutwein (16)
     Clinton       Buck (38)           Harrison (23)                   Woodruff (64)                            Jay          Davis (33)          Paul (27)
                                       Hershman (7)        Grant       Espich (82)         Dillon (17)          Jefferson    Bright (69)         Lewis (45)*
     Crawford      Oxley (73)*         R. Young (47)*                  T. Harris (31)      Ford (19)            Jennings     Bright (69)         Lewis (45)*
     Daviess       Borders (45)        Hume (48)*                      Turner (32)         Kenley (20)                       Goodin (66)*        Nugent (43)
                   Crooks (63)*        Waterman (39)       Greene      Borders (45)        Hume (48)*
                   Woodruff (64)                                       Denbo (62)*         Waterman (39)
                                                                       Welch (60)*

     *Indicates Democrats; all others Republican

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Counties    Representatives     Senators          Counties         Representatives     Senators            Counties      Representatives     Senators
Johnson     Burton (58)         Bray (37)         Montgomery       T. Brown (41)       Harrison (23)       St. Joseph    Bauer (6)*          Bowser (8)*
            Foley (47)          Garton (41)                        Thompson (28)                                         Dvorak (8)*         Broden (10)*
            Frizzell (93)       Miller (32)       Morgan           Behning (91)        Bray (37)                         Fry (5)*            Heinold (5)
            Yount (59)          Waltz (36)                         Foley (47)          M. Young (35)                     Kromkowski (7)*     Mishler (9)
                                M. Young (35)     Newton           Kuzman (19)*        Landske (6)                       Neese (48)          Zakas (11)
Knox        Borders (45)        Hume (48)*                         Lehe (15)                                             Walorski (21)
            Woodruff (64)       Waterman (39)     Noble            Bell (83)           Meeks (13)          Scott         Goodin (66)*        Lewis (45)*
Kosciusko   Friend (23)         Dillon (17)                        Stutzman (52)                                         Oxley (73)*
            Ruppel (22)         Meeks (13)        Ohio             Bischoff (68)*      Nugent (43)         Shelby        Cherry (53)         Jackman (42)
            Wolkins (18)        Mishler (9)       Orange           Denbo (62)*         Hume (48)*                        Messer (57)
                                Weatherwax (18)                                        Steele (44)         Spencer       Crouch (78)         R. Young (47)*
LaGrange    Stutzman (52)       Meeks (13)        Owen             Foley (47)          Bray (37)                         Stilwell (74)*
            Wolkins (18)                                           Tincher (46)*       Waterman (39)       Starke        Heim (17)           Heinold (5)
Lake        Aquilera (12)*      Landske (6)       Parke            T. Brown (41)       Skinner (38)*       Steuben       Dodge (51)          Kruse (14)
            Ayers (4)           Mrvan (1)*                         Grubb (42)*                                                               Meeks (13)
            C. Brown (3)*       Rogers (3)*                        Thomas (44)                             Sullivan      Borders (45)        Waterman (39)
            Dobis (13)*         S. Smith (2)*     Perry            Oxley (73)*         R. Young (47)*      Switzerland   Bischoff (68)*      Lewis (45)*
            Harris (2)*         Tallian (4)*                       Stilwell (74)*
            Kuzman (19)*                          Pike             Crooks (63)*        Hume (48)*          Tippecanoe    T. Brown (41)       Alting (22)
            L. Lawson (1)*                                         Woodruff (64)                                         Klinker (27)*       Hershman (7)
            Lehe (15)                             Porter           Ayers (4)           Tallian (4)*                      Micon (26)*
            V. Smith (14)*                                         C. Brown (3)*       Heinold (5)         Tipton        J. Lutz (35)        Drozda (21)
            Stevenson (11)*                                        Budak (20)          Landske (6)                       Turner (32)         Kenley (20)
LaPorte     Budak (20)          Bowser (8)*                        Cheney (10)*                            Union         Hoffman (55)        Nugent (43)
            Heim (17)           Heinold (5)                        Kuzman (19)*                            Vanderburgh   Avery (75)*         L. Lutz (49)*
            Pelath (9)*                           Posey            Van Haaften (76)*   L. Lutz (49)*                     Crouch (78)         Becker (50)
Lawrence    Denbo (62)*         Steele (44)       Pulaski          Budak (20)          Heinold (5)                       Hoy (77)*
            Koch (65)                                              Gutwein (16)        Weatherwax (18)                   Van Haaften (76)*
Madison     Austin (36)*        Craycraft (26)*   Putnam           Thomas (44)         Bray (37)           Vermillion    Grubb (42)*         Skinner(38)*
            J. Lutz (35)        Kenley (20)                                            Lawson (24)         Vigo          Borders (45)        Skinner (38)*
            Reske (37)*         Lanane (25)*      Randolph         Davis (33)          Paul (27)                         Grubb (42)*         Waterman (39)
Marion      Bardon (25)*        Breaux (34)*                       Saunders (54)                                         Kersey (43)*
            Behning (91)        Delph (29)        Ripley           Bischoff (68)*      Nugent (43)                       Thomas (44)
            Bosma (88)          Howard (33)*                       Bright (69)                                           Tincher (46)*
            Buell (89)          Lubbers (30)                       Duncan (67)                             Wabash        Ruppel (22)         Dillon (17)
            Crawford (98)*      Merritt (31)      Rush             Cherry (53)         Jackman (42)                                          Weatherwax (18)
            Day (100)*          Miller (32)                        Duncan (67)                             Warren        Grubb (42)*         Harrison (23)
            Dickinson (95)*     Waltz (36)                                                                               Micon (26)*         Skinner (28)*
            Frizzell (93)       M. Young (35)                                                              Warrick       Avery (75)*         Becker (50)
            Hinkle (92)                                                                                                  Crouch (78)         R. Young (47)*
            Mahern (97)*                                                                                                 Hoy (77)*
            Mays (94)*                                                                                                   Stilwell (74)
            Murphy (90)                                                                                    Washington    Denbo (62)*         Lewis (45)*
            Noe (87)                                                                                                     Oxley (73)*         Steele (44)
            Orentlicher (86)*                                                                                                                R. Young (47)*
            Porter (96)*                                                                                   Wayne         Hoffman (55)        Paul (27)
            Summers (99)*                                                                                                Pflum (56)*
Marshall    Friend (23)         Heinold (5)                                                                              Saunders (54)
            Heim (17)           Mishler (9)                                                                Wells         Espich (82)         Ford (19)
                                Weatherwax (18)                                                                          Ripley (79)
Martin      Crooks (63)*        Hume (48)*                                                                 White         Gutwein (16)        Hershman (7)
            Denbo (62)*                                                                                                  Lehe (15)
Miami       Friend (23)         Weatherwax (18)                                                                          McClain (24)
            McClain (24)                                                                                   Whitley       Bell (83)           Dillon (17)
            Turner (32)                                                                                                  Leonard (50)
Monroe      Pierce (61)*        Bray (37)         Theresa Jolivette (r) the Chamber’s health care policy
            Tincher (46)*       Simpson (40)*     expert, talks insurance issues with Rep. Mike Ripley
            Welch (60)*         Steele (44)       (R-Monroe).




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     House Bills                                                             Senate Bills
     Continued from page 5                                                   Continued from page 7
     SB 321                                                                  SB 324
     Unemployment Insurance                                                  School Deregulation
     Transfers numerous rulemaking and administrative duties                 Allowed schools to deregulate in multiple areas. Chamber
     from the Unemployment Compensation Board to the                         Position: Support. Reason: Would provide deregulation of
     Department of Workforce Development. Chamber Position:                  local school corporations giving them valuable flexibility
     Support. Reason: Should increase efficiency of Department               from burdensome requirements not adding value to school
     of Workforce Development in handling unemployment                       instruction. Died.
     compensation claims and other administrative matters.
     Governor Signed.                                                        SB 353
                                                                             Alternative Fuel Use and Production
     SB 353                                                                  Extends the tax credit for integrated coal gasification power
     Alternative Fuel Use and Production                                     plants to fluidized bed combustion technologies and provides
     Extends the tax credit for integrated coal gasification power           incentives for the sale and production of E85, biodiesel
     plants to fluidized bed combustion technologies and provides            fuels. Chamber Position: Support. Reason: Indiana has long
     incentives for the sale and production of E85, biodiesel                enjoyed an adequate, reliable and cost-effective supply of
     fuels. Chamber Position: Support. Reason: Indiana has long              electric power. That is why many businesses are located in
     enjoyed an adequate, reliable and cost-effective supply of              Indiana. SB 353 promotes the development of base-load
     electric power. That is why many businesses are located in              power generation through tax credits for clean coal technology.
     Indiana. SB 353 promotes the development of base-load                   Governor Signed.
     power generation through tax credits for clean coal technology.
     Governor Signed.                                                        SB 369
                                                                             Drought Planning
     SB 369                                                                  Creates a water shortage task force to develop and implement
     Drought Planning                                                        an updated water shortage plan and to address other surface
     Creates a water shortage task force to develop and implement            and ground water issues. Chamber Position: Support.
     an updated water shortage plan and to address other surface             Reason: Indiana has experienced droughts in the 40s, 60s
     and ground water issues. Chamber Position: Support.                     and 80s. At some time, we will experience another drought.
     Reason: Indiana has experienced droughts in the 40s, 60s                Many Indiana businesses and industries are heavily dependent
     and 80s. At some time, we will experience another drought.              on that water. Following the last drought, the Legislature
     Many Indiana businesses and industries are heavily dependent            directed the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to do
     on that water. Following the last drought, the Legislature              a drought plan. In 1993, the plan was presented, but it did
     directed the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to do                not identify who will get water in the event of a drought. SB
     a drought plan. In 1993, the plan was presented, but it did             369 directs the DNR to present a drought workplan with
     not identify who will get water in the event of a drought. SB           timeframes to the Water Resources Study Committee at its
     369 directs the DNR to present a drought workplan with time-            first 2006 meeting. Governor Signed.
     frames to the Water Resources Study Committee at its first 2006
     meeting. Governor Signed.                                               SB 370
                                                                             Workforce Development System
     SB 370                                                                  Requires the Indiana Economic Development Corporation
     Workforce Development System                                            (IEDC) to establish a regional workforce system of not more
     Requires the Indiana Economic Development Corporation                   than 11 regional areas with oversight by a regional workforce
     (IEDC) to establish a regional workforce system of not more             board, known currently as the State Human Resource
     than 11 regional areas with oversight by a regional workforce           Investment Council (SHRIC). SHRIC’s duties include providing
     board, known currently as the State Human Resource                      support and guidance to the workforce investment boards
     Investment Council (SHRIC). SHRIC’s duties include providing            around the state. Chamber Position: Support. Reason:
     support and guidance to the workforce investment boards                 Structuring economic and workforce development efforts
     around the state. Chamber Position: Support. Reason:                    on a regional basis will be increasingly critical to delivering
     Structuring economic and workforce development efforts on               services and competing in the global economy. It also allows
     a regional basis will be increasingly critical to delivering services   for guidance from business, community and labor leaders in
     and competing in the global economy. It also allows for                 deciding these workforce needs. Governor Signed.
     guidance from business, community and labor leaders in
     deciding these workforce needs. Governor Signed.




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